Loving Myself is the Greatest Love I Have Ever Known

I have a mantra I use: I cannot control everything that happens to me. I can only control how I react to it. With courage, self-love, and dignity for the woman I am.

It took me a long time to love me, to see that what happened to me, that I did nothing wrong. I often felt that I did something to provoke it. That is what I call the stinking thinking, I learned that I control my thoughts, one day I realized that I get to choose how my life goes. I choose happiness, self-love, and self-respect. What happened doesn’t define me, I define myself. Loving myself is the greatest love I have ever known, it’s fabulous.

-Bobbiejo, Survivor